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Arthur Arnold Alfonsin (Albert Arthur Alfonsin) - 4998 Views
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Assigned: New York Army National Guard and US Constabulary-Germany Occupation
Highest Rank: Chief Warrant Officer
Foreign Service Length: 2 Years
Continental Service Length: Unknown
Location of Service: New York, Germany, Italy, Missouri
Gender: male
Military Position: NCOIC
From City: Brooklyn
From State: New York
Current City: N/A
Date of Birth: 12/1907
Date Deceased: 01/1961
My War Awards
  • American Campaign Medal - WW II (This decoration was intended to recognize those service members who had performed duty in the American Theater of Operations during World War II. To be awarded the American Campaign Medal, a service member was required to either perform one year of duty (cumulative) within the continental borders of the United States, or perform 30 days consecutive/60 non-consecutive days of duty outside the borders of the United States but within the American Theater of Operations. The American Theater was defined as the entirety of the United States to include most of the Atlantic Ocean, a portion of Alaska, and a small portion of the Pacific bordering California and Baja California. The eligibility dates of the American Campaign Medal were from December 7, 1941 to March 2, 1946.)
  • American Defense Medal - WW II (The medal is authorized to military members who performed active duty between September 8, 1939 and December 7, 1941. Members of the United States Army received this medal for any length of service during the eligibility period, provided that they were on orders to active duty for a period of twelve months or longer.)
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal (The decoration recognizes service performed by the Reserve and National Guard forces of the United States of America. To be awarded the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, a service member must complete a total of ten years service as a member of a Reserve or National Guard component of the United States military. Second and subsequent awards denoted by hourglass emblems for 20, 30, and 40 years of service.)
  • Army Good Conduct Medal (The Good Conduct Medal is awarded to any active-duty enlisted member of the United States military who completes three consecutive years of "honorable and faithful service". Such service implies that a standard enlistment was completed without any non-judicial punishments, disciplinary infractions, or court martial offenses. For those who served in the National Guard of the Reserves, the Army Good Conduct Medal may be awarded for one year of faithful service)
  • National Defense Service Medal (The National Defense Service Medal is a military service medal intended to be a "blanket campaign medal" awarded to any member of the United States military who served honorably during a designated time period of which a "national emergency" had been declared.)
  • World War II Victory Medal (The World War II Victory Medal is a decoration which commemorates military service during World War II and is awarded to any member of the United States military, including members of the armed forces of the Government of the Philippine Islands, who served on active duty, or as a reservist, between December 7, 1941 and December 31, 1946.)
My War Pictures
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  My Grandfather's medals from his time in service; (Top Row) Army Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal w/Foreign Service Clasp 'Germany', American Campaign Medal (Bottom Row) World War II Victory Medal, Army Occupation Medal w/Foreign Service Clasp 'Germany', National Defense Service Medal, and Armed Forces Reserve Medal. My Grandfather's medals from his time in service; (Top Row) Army Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal w/Foreign Service Clasp 'Germany', American Campaign Medal (Bottom Row) World War II Victory Medal, Army Occupation Medal w/Foreign Service Clasp 'Germany', National Defense Service Medal, and Armed Forces Reserve Medal. My Grandfather's ribbons; (Top Row) Army Good Conduct Medal, (Middle Row) American Defense Service Medal w/Service Star, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, (Bottom Row) Army of Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, & Armed Forces Reserve Medal. My Grandfather's ribbons; (Top Row) Army Good Conduct Medal, (Middle Row) American Defense Service Medal w/Service Star, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, (Bottom Row) Army of Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, & Armed Forces Reserve Medal. My Grandfather, Oma, and her family. Taken in June 1953. My Grandfather, Oma, and her family.  Taken in June 1953.
  My Oma and her family in Mainz, circa 1953. My Oma and her family in Mainz, circa 1953. Family outing in Mainz. Family outing in Mainz. Family outing in Mainz. My Grandfather doing a German toast (Prost!) with my Great-Grandfather Jakob. Family outing in Mainz.  My Grandfather doing a German toast (Prost!) with my Great-Grandfather Jakob.
  My mom, when she was 6 yrs. old on a trip to the Rhein, circa 1953. My mom, when she was 6 yrs. old on a trip to the Rhein, circa 1953. The family at the beginning of their tour of the Rhein River, crica 1953. The family at the beginning of their tour of the Rhein River, crica 1953. My Oma & Grandfather at their wedding reception. Behind them from left-to-right, is my Great-Grandfather, Great-Grandmother, my Aunt Anneliese, and an unknown friend with child, circa 1948. My Oma & Grandfather at their wedding reception.  Behind them from left-to-right, is my Great-Grandfather, Great-Grandmother, my Aunt Anneliese, and an unknown friend with child, circa 1948.
  Oma and my Grandfather posing with the Wedding Party, circa 1948. Oma and my Grandfather posing with the Wedding Party, circa 1948. Oma & my Grandfather posing for their wedding portrait, circa 1948. Oma & my Grandfather posing for their wedding portrait, circa 1948. Oma & my Grandfather posing for a portrait, circa 1948. Oma & my Grandfather posing for a portrait, circa 1948.
  Oma & my Grandfather arm-in-arm, after they have been wed. Circa 1948. Oma & my Grandfather arm-in-arm, after they have been wed.  Circa 1948. Oma & my Grandfather at the altar, circa 1948. Oma & my Grandfather at the altar, circa 1948. Oma & my Grandfather praying at the altar before the wedding ceremony. Circa 1948. Oma & my Grandfather praying at the altar before the wedding ceremony.  Circa 1948.